The night of the moths

(Amazon Crossing, 2017)

Alice was a hopeful young graduate student when, on a beautiful August night, her body was found in the woods. She’ll always remember the night she was murdered. And she still suffers the grief and rage that destroyed her family.

But what Alice regrets most is the last fight she had with her boyfriend, Enrico—and the fact that she never had the chance to tell him something that would have changed everything.

A decade later, Enrico has returned to the provincial town where Alice lived and died, to sell his family home. All he wants is to forget. But then, among the things he left behind, he finds an old cell phone…and unread texts sent from Alice’s phone.

Now, her terrible secrets are about to swallow up everyone she knew, loved, and trusted. For Enrico, discovering them is his only chance to put his lost love—and the demons of his past—to rest.

Der Löwe und die Rose

(Amazon Crossing, 2016)

Venedig, 1502. Aus den Wassern des Canal Grande tauchen drei abscheulich verstümmelte Leichen auf. Unter der Bevölkerung macht sich Angst breit. Gerüchte über einen Dämon gehen um, der gekommen ist, um die Sünden der Serenissima-Regierung zu bestrafen. Hinter dem Rücken des Dogen Loredan bahnt sich eine Verschwörung an, die die Republik stürzen und sie Papst Alexander VI. unterwerfen will.

Ein deutscher Mönch, der wegen seiner in kirchlichen Kreisen wenig willkommenen Ideen von seiner Lehrtätigkeit suspendiert ist, wird unter großer Geheimhaltung beauftragt, Nachforschungen über die Morde anzustellen. Die Ermittlungen fördern geheime Tätigkeiten zu Tage, welche das Schicksal der gesamten Republik bedrohen.

The Lion and the Rose

(Amazon Crossing, 2015)

In sixteenth-century Venice three bodies surface in the dark waters of the Canal Grande. Entrenched in a terrible war with the Turks and caught in a political struggle between power-hungry Pope Alexander VI and the newly elected Doge Loredan, the people of Venice fear that a demon has come to exact divine punishment for their sins.

Doge Loredan is determined to find the real culprit before the Pope can turn the people against him. To do so, he hires unorthodox German monk Mathias to investigate the murders. Soon Lorenzo Scarpa, a young printer and nephew to one of the victims, joins in the search. The mystery leads them into Venice’s underground printing industry, where they learn of a dangerous book hidden somewhere in the city, a book whose secrets could determine the destiny of the Republic—a book that others are more than willing to kill for.